AGE OF RAND: IMAGINING AN OBJECTIVIST FUTURE WORLD

Frederick Cookinham is the author of THE AGE OF RAND: IMAGINING AN OBJECTIVIST FUTURE WORLD, available from www.amazon.com. An observer of the Objectivist and Libertarian movements for forty-four years, Frederick Cookinham has written for several movement magazines. “Creative and thought provoking.” -Amazon reviewer “Refreshing, insightful look at Ayn Rand and the Objectivists.” -Amazon reviewer “Objective Objectivism.” -Amazon reviewer “Rambling but intriguing…. It’s a thoughtful book, at times amusing…and is far from hero-worshiping when it comes to Rand herself.” Gary...

REVOLUTION IN THE STREETS

Taverns, riots, spies, conspiracies in the midst of the transition of power from King to mob to Congress: little-known sites. The Washingtons of Cherry Street. Where: Meet at Fraunces Tavern®, Pearl St. at Broad St., downtown. Whitehall N and R subway stop. Two and 1/2 hour tour, starts at 11:00 AM   2017: Saturday and Sunday, March 11 and 12 Saturday, October...

MADISON SQUARE

  Madison Square tour—FREE to the public—sponsored by the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership. Where: Meet at the statue of William H. Seward at the southwest corner of the park, at Broadway and 23rd Street. 90 minute tour, starts at 11:00 2017   Sunday, January 15 February...

UNION SQUARE

  A place of history, political expression, art, and theater as well as, four days a week, a farmer’s market where restaurant chefs go to procure fresh produce.  See the sites of Andy Warhol’s “factory”, Tammany Hall, Luchow’s restaurant, the Players Club,...

MANHATTAN’S COLONIAL ROADS

Walk out of town, to today’s 23rd Street, as folks did 200 years ago. Pictures and maps will show you exactly what you would have seen as you strolled up Pearl Street and the Bowery Lane past farms, ponds, hills and windmills. Where: Meet at Fraunces Tavern®, Pearl St. at Broad St., downtown. Whitehall N and R subway stop. $20, $15 for those over 65. Three hours, with a rest stop NONE SCHEDULED FOR 2017.  AVAILABLE ON...

HOW NEW YORKERS RE-INVENTED CHRISTMAS

  Yes, Christmas as we know it was largely started here, in the 19th Century. Find out how, where, and why.  See where Virginia’s letter was answered, and where Washington Irving introduced Americans to Santa Claus and mistletoe.  See where “Do not open till Christmas” was invented, and “23 shopping days till Christmas,” and meet Dickens’ Wandering Spirits. Where: Meet on the northeast corner of Broadway and Wall St. Two and 1/2 hours tour, starts at 11:00 Saturday and Sunday, December 16 and...

NEWSPAPER ROW

Circa 1900, Park Row was Newspaper Row. Hearst, Pulitzer, Poe, Dickens and the dreaded Five Points slum (as seen in the Martin Scorsese movie “Gangs of New York”). New York’s oldest surviving skyscrapers. Meet on the northeast corner of Broadway and Fulton St., downtown. ...